Search Results: "John Lambert"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KINGDOM by Emmanuel Carrère
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A passionate, digressive, empathetic history of religious rebels and the mystery of faith."
Memoir, fiction, and history combine in a stirring portrayal of the world of the first Christians. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

"An absorbing study of the linkages between personal and diplomatic perspectives— illuminating as historical background in this period of European integration and diminished American power."
Harper (European Studies/Johns Hopkins; America and the Reconstruction of Italy, 1986) creatively melds biography with cultural and diplomatic history in this triptych of portraits of important architects of US policy toward Europe during the ``American Century.'' America's ``historic ambivalence'' toward Europe, the author argues, is reflected in the lives of his three subjects, each of whom decisively influenced America's European policy during and after WW II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A searching portrait of an arrogant, heroic and willful man—a mix of Jean Genet, Don Quixote and King Lear."
The life of a controversial Russian writer and adventurer. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHY by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Bright and reassuring…and if Kipling's wordplay is better, at least there's no spanking here. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small and wandering elephant finds out why it's a good idea to stay in line with its bigger kin. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AAA-OOO! by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Shout along with the animals in the forest in an entertaining who-said-it tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who or what is making that frightful noise in the night and keeping the animals awake? Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Index. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
Outstanding color illustrations on every page make this oversized volume a browsers delight and a bargain at the price. Read full book review >

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GHOSTTOWN by Mercedes Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2007

"Michael Connelly's foreword and the biographical afterword by Lambert's friend Lucas Crown make it clear that her last testament is haunted in more ways than one."
A final go-round for scrappy subsistence-level L.A. lawyer Whitney Logan and her ex-prostitute secretary Lupe Ramos (Soultown, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAINLY ABOUT LINDSAY ANDERSON by Gavin Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2000

"Like a good detective, Lambert manages to uncover the salient clues to personality, creativity, and enduring friendship—in a business not known for long alliances. (55 b&w photos)"
An ambitious biography of the well-respected British film and theater director, told by his close friend Lambert (Nazimova, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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Vindicta by Bret Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Diverting escapist entertainment about a valuable hostage that sets up the last installment of a trilogy."
An anti-terrorist organization leaps into action when its nemesis kidnaps the president of the United States in this sequel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 1999

"But it probably won't."
Revisionist history confronts revisionist history as the author debunks the conspiracy theory surrounding the assassination of John Kennedy that persists to this day. Read full book review >

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NAZIMOVA by Gavin Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 1997

"The woman who brought Ibsen and Chekhov to large American audiences deserves a more thoughtful biography than this. (120 photos, not seen)"
Hollywood historian Lambert (Norma Shearer, 1990, etc.) covers the basics but scants the artistry of the great Russian-born actress (18791945). Read full book review >

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INVENTING THE ``GREAT AWAKENING'' by Frank Lambert
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Lambert can be criticized for taking his market metaphors too far, but he makes a skillful and original analysis of American religion's early engagements with the market economy. (5 b&w illustrations)"
A refreshing addition to the historiographical debate about the Great Awakening. Read full book review >